Well, I made it to the range at long last
with my newest baby
This is an M14SA LRB receiver with a mix of USGI and Smith Enterprise parts (Crazyhorse barrel, SEI Muzzle Brake, NM Front sight, Extended bolt stop, Scope mount and NM gas cylinder lock with a dovetail for front sight)
Springfield Armory Unitized gas cylinder
H&R bolt & trigger group, Winchester Oprod
Bravado stock from Whamo Camo
The extended bolt stop is the nuts. Just slap it like you would an AR Great!
I opted for the dovetail cylinder lock because I figured if I didn't like the shorter sight radius I can just pop the front sight off the lock and move it out to the end.
Assembled by Mr. Tim Strait AKA Warbird
Here's what it did
This is at 50 yards (tired old eyes
Iron sights, 3 shot groups
Groups 1,2, 4 &5 are off a rest, group 3 was offhand hence the spread out
The center group is 1
at 11 O'clock is group 2
at 7 o'clock is group 3 (offhand--since it spread out I decided to go back to a rest)
Group 4 is at 5 o'clock
and Group 5 is at 1 o'clock
This was with Australian Surplus
At the very start, I had a few feeding issues which, after receiving my e-mail, Warbird called me to discuss, and upon following his advice, --bugs are gone
This rifle is very tight--Who needs bedding?
and the trigger is superb
Tim did outstanding work
Talking with Warbird was a pleasure as well
He was a gentleman and showed genuine concern for my questions both during the build and during the break-in.
During the break in it handled Port, Aussie, Lake City M-80, USA (Winchester) 7.62 and Federal Gold Medal Match 175 gr
This rifle operates like a champ and is more accurate than I am
Now for a scope...
Super Sniper? Burris 3x9 Compact?